Give it up.What Really Happens If the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Mandate?
"We can game this out, but first you have to understand just who would be most upset by a ruling like this. The answer is: insurance companies. You see, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance companies to accept anyone who applies for coverage and to charge everyone (with some specific exceptions) roughly the same rate. This works fine if insurance companies get a random selection of customers. They can easily figure out the average cost of care for this random group and then charge everyone that average, plus a little extra so they make some money. Nice and neat.
But without a mandate, they're unlikely to get a random selection of customers. Instead, healthy folks will probably stay out of the market and buy coverage only when they come down with some kind of serious illness. This is a disaster for insurers. They aren't getting regular premium payments from these customers, but they still have to pay for their million-dollar proton beam therapy when they get prostate cancer. Too much of this kind of behavior and they'll be out of business."
I don't think I'm alone in my time-saving strategy of first looking at the links in your posts before even reading them.
Mother Jones, Media Matters, Talking Points, Huffington, MSNBC, NY Times. USA Today's "Oval Orifice".... when I see these, it's time to move on. And I normally do.
Your posts are "Fly Over Country" like the Left Coast or Obama's Chicago.